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Social Security Reform Thursday: Week Fifty -- A Vote, At Last.
Thursdays are good days for reform, because they fall between Wednesdays and Fridays. Just because the status quo'ers got their way in 2005 does not mean the problem has gone away. Indeed, it's getting worse with each passing day. Thus, Reform Thursday continues.
That's why WILLisms.com offers a chart or graph, every Thursday, pertinent to Social Security reform.
This week's topic:
Social Security Reform Lives: Today, A Senate Vote On Reform.
For the next several years, and prior to The Big Bonk, Social Security will take in more money from payroll taxes than it pays out in benefits. It's too bad Congress spends those dollars each year on all sorts of projects and programs that have nothing to do with retirement security.
Indeed, somewhere around 2017, The Big Bonk will end the good ole days of Social Security surpluses, which, incidentally, have masked the true magnitude of annual federal budget deficits:
And that's where legislation to stop the raid on the Social Security fund comes in. If Congress were to vote to stop the raid, the surpluses over the next several years would be available for optional personal accounts, controlled by actual individual Americans. Such legislation was close to being a reality just before Hurricane Katrina hit, but, unfortunately, it was put off indefinitely after the storm.
Yes, it looks like there will be an actual vote on Social Security reform today, Reform Thursday, of all days.
An email from South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint landed in my inbox yesterday:
Stop the Raid on Social Security Update:
While this measure wouldn't mean we reformers have won, it would provide the framework for future reform. And if a Senator votes against this measure, it's really a vote against stopping the raid on the Social Security surplus, a practice that is highly upsetting to many Americans. More on this issue at National Review.
It's time for reform.
The clock is ticking:
Previous Reform Thursday graphics can be seen here:
-Week One (Costs Exceed Revenues).
Tune into WILLisms.com each Thursday for more important graphical data supporting Social Security reform.
Posted by Will Franklin · 16 March 2006 11:13 AM
A step in the right direction...
Posted by: Hoodlumman at March 16, 2006 01:39 PM
Are you kidding?...
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 16, 2006 02:07 PM
I wonder if hell is strting to cool down? I am in shock!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 16, 2006 02:12 PM
Unconfirmed reports that DeMint used poster board presentations with a weimaraner puppy from Texas on it.
Posted by: Hoodlumman at March 16, 2006 04:03 PM